Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. And I like to make it inexpensive when I can. Cream of Wheat is one of our go to breakfasts, alternated with baked oatmeal.
I got to thinking one day, that I needed to “jazz up” our Cream of Wheat. I wanted to make it a real treat.
Enter……fried apples…..Cracker Barrel style. Restaurants make great fried apples and I figured that if I chopped the apple smaller, they would be just the perfect thing for breakfast toppings.
Not only are these perfect on top of a warm cereal, but they go great on pancakes and waffles. I have also served them plain as a side dish with a BBQ dinner. And if you want to go all out and get crazy, spoon these over a big bowl of ice cream
4 Golden Delicious apple, peeled and diced*
2 cups apple juice
1/2 cup apple juice
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp apple pie seasoning*
1. Place apples and 2 cups juice in a skillet and let simmer until fork soft but not mushy.
2. While the apples cook, mix the remaining 1/2 cup juice, cornstarch, sugar, and seasoning in a blender and mix until smooth.
3. When apples are done, use a slotted spoon to move apples to a bowl. Add blended mixture to hot juice still in skillet. Bring to boil then turn to simmer and let cook stirring constantly until thick and bubbly. Pour over apples in bowl.
*If you do not have apple pie seasoning, use 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp ground cloves.
*If you are serving these apples as a side dish, they are best cut in to 1/2 inch slices. And if you would like, you can leave the skin on.